How to Draw a Cat Paw

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Learn how to draw a great looking Cat Paw with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Cat Paw.

Cat Paw step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10
Complete Cat Paw drawing

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Learning how to draw a cat paw is an important part of being an artist. As you learn about anatomy, you'll find it easier to tackle more complex drawings, like a sitting cat.

You'll also learn to draw your own characters without a guide.

In the meantime, sharpen your skills by sketching a cartoon cat paw with claws and toe pads. Many people call toe pads "toe beans" because they look like small beans.

Scroll down for a downloadable PDF of this tutorial.

Some cats hiss at you if you touch their toe pads, but others don't mind.

If you have a cat, you can color the outline the same color as your cat's fur. Otherwise, think about a friend's cat or a cat that you want to have. You can touch these cartoon toe beans--the cat won't mind.

Draw the outline with a pencil so you can erase any mistakes. Don't worry about making everything perfect the first time--even professional artists make mistakes and have to erase their drawings. If anything, mistakes can give a drawing character and personality.

When you're done, hang up this cartoon in your room or keep it in your sketchbook. If you don't have a cat, try using this drawing to convince your parents to buy one.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Baby Tiger, Cat Face, and Anime Cat Girl.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Cat Paw

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How to Draw a Great Looking Cat Paw for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

Cat Paw step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Draw two large hill shapes to make a shape that resembles the letter M.

Easy Cat Paw Drawing - Step 2

Cat Paw step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Add two more hill shapes with a long vertical line on the left.

Easy Cat Paw Drawing - Step 3

Cat Paw step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Sketch another line on the right, then add triangles for claws.

Easy Cat Paw Drawing - Step 4

Cat Paw step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Draw two more hill shapes to the right.

Easy Cat Paw Drawing - Step 5

Cat Paw step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Sketch two more hills, then make another vertical line as you did in a previous step.

Easy Cat Paw Drawing - Step 6

Cat Paw step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Add a hook shape on the left, and draw two ovals for the toe pads.

Easy Cat Paw Drawing - Step 7

Cat Paw step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Sketch more ovals and egg shapes inside the paw.

Add More Details to Your Cat Paw Picture - Step 8

Cat Paw step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Use a stretched-out teardrop shape for the first claw, then add two curves to the center shape like wings.

Complete the Outline of Your Cat Paw Drawing - Step 9

Cat Paw step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Repeat the previous step to draw the rest of the claws.

Color Your Cat Paw Drawing

Cat Paw step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10

Outline your cartoon cat paw to complete the drawing. Erase the extra pencil lines before you color your cat paw.

You can color the outline with any color that you want, but this guide recommends using muted brown to keep it realistic. Use darker shades for the shadows and lighter shades for the highlights. Keep the claws white, then use pink for the toe pads.

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